Hey Edward James Olmos, is a hot dog a sandwich?

If a male American actor has plenty of gravitas, odds are he’ll end up playing the President someday, or if not the President, someone like him—your Mayors, your Captains, your Senators, your Supreme Court Justices. These people don’t always have gravitas in life. Some of them really don’t. But the fictional versions…

Hey Nick Kroll, is a hot dog a sandwich?

Here’s a missed opportunity: I didn’t start my brief conversation with Nick Kroll by saying, “ohhhhh, hello.” Nor did I drop into the voice of Parks And Recreation’s The Douche. I did not quote The League or Kroll Show or I Love The ’30s, you get the idea. In some ways, it’s a relief, because that’s tacky. In others,…

Hey Lil Rel, is a hot dog a sandwich?

When actor, writer, and comedian Lil Rel Howery said, as Get Out’s Rod Williams, the immortal words, “Leave, motherfucker!,” one believed him. That’s not simply because the shining star of the T.S.A. was unassailably right—it was, in fact, some Eyes Wide Shut situation—but because Howery’s voice rings with authority.…

Hey Leslie Jordan, is a hot dog a sandwich?

Leslie Jordan is the type of person who, were he seated next to you on an airplane, you’d actually want him to talk to you, and you’d maybe dread that the flight would end. Perched on his knees and leaning over the back of a sofa like you’ve just met at a slumber party he’s throwing, Jordan holds court with reporters…